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Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)


Dandelion

Effect:

Bile-forming, bile flow-promoting, kidney-stimulating, liver-strengthening, metabolism-stimulating, anti-rheumatic, digestive


Areas of application:

Connective tissue, liver, kidney, rejuvenators, gallstones, hyperacidity of the organism, gums, wounds, bone problems, dropsy, spleen problems, liver problems, signs of aging, blood diseases, obesity, gout, rheumatism, bile and liver problems, red, swollen eyes, jaundice, hepatitis, painful inflammation of the bladder and prostate, adult-onset diabetes, listlessness and fatigue, stomach problems, digestive problems, protects the liver from toxins, eczema, warts, ringworm, corns, strengthens the bones, urinary tract diseases, iron deficiency anemia, strengthens the immune system


Plant parts used:

Flowers, tubes, leaves, roots


Collection time:

Herb always, root in spring and autumn


To find:

In meadows, pastures, parks and gardens


Ingredients:

Taraxacin Taraxanthin, laevulin, carotenoids, choline, starch, saponins, wax, protein, sugar, inulin, vitamins, silica, trace elements, especially magnesium, calcium and iron


Miscellaneous:

☕ Tea: Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of crushed root and/or herb in 1/4 liter of cold water, bring to the boil, strain after 1/4 hour of steeping time. 3 cups daily are sufficient.


Dandelion is a perennial herbaceous plant. It grows from a taproot that reaches deep into the ground. It grows up to 30 cm high and blooms from April to June. The plant produces a yellow flower head consisting of florets. The leaves grow from the base of the plant in an elongated shape with highly jagged edges. The edges are said to resemble a dandelion, which gave the plant its name. A white liquid comes out of the stems.


A dandelion cure in spring revitalizes the entire organism. All deposits from the hard-to-digest winter food are flushed out of the body.


Dandelion

☕ Tea for a cleansing treatment: Pour 2 teaspoons of a mixture of leaves (nettle and dandelion leaves) with 1/4 liter of boiling water, let it steep for 10 minutes, then strain and drink 3 times a day.


🧃 Juice: Put 2 handfuls of young dandelion leaves in the juicer. For a higher yield, juice 2 to 3 carrots. Drink daily for 4 weeks, better after eating if you have a sensitive stomach.


Dandelion is a cellular communicator for calcium. If calcium absorption is impaired, dandelion should be used more.


Dandelion root combined with burdock root has potential in treating cancer.


Dried, roasted and ground root are a coffee substitute. You make it like normal coffee.


Fresh dandelion leaves can be used like salad. It tastes bitter. They are cooked like spinach and taste similar.

The classic Carinthian “tube salad” is made from the tubular stems of the flowers. To do this, cut the stems into small pieces like chives and season with a marinade.

The flower buds that have not yet opened can be pickled in vinegar and used as a vegetable in winter. You can also salt them and use them like capers.

The fresh roots can be eaten raw (grated) or cooked. Young roots naturally taste milder than the older ones.

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